Today Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to hold a conference with 5 states on covid 19 review. The state Health Ministers who joined the high-level review conference included Dr K Sudhakar (Karnataka), Thanneeru Harish Rao (Telangana), Ma Subramaniam (Tamil Nadu), and Dr. Veena George (Kerala).
In the conference, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will consider the coronavirus situation in the state, public health preparations, as well as response measures, being taken to tackle the spread of omicron variant in Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Chhattisgarh.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will review the ongoing COVID-19 situation in these 5 states at 3 pm on January 29.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will virtually review the COVID-19 situation, public health preparedness, and response measures being taken in the condition of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 in Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh West Bengal, and Bihar at 3 pm on 29 Jan.
On Friday, Mr. Mandaviya manage a high-level meeting with southern states and union territories’ Health Ministers and stressed upon e-Sanjeevani, teleconsultation, monitoring home isolation, and rising RTPCR in States which are reporting lower percentage testing.
The state Health Ministers who joined the high-level review conference included Dr. K Sudhakar (Karnataka), Thanneeru Harish Rao (Telangana), Ma Subramaniam (Tamil Nadu), and Dr. Veena George (Kerala).
He urged the states to promote the pace of vaccination of children 15-17 years of age and those whose second dose is due.
Earlier, he conducted a high-level meeting with nine northern states and advised them to send Covid testing and vaccination data timely.
The Union Health Minister also said that testing should be ramped up in the states where it has gone down.
He guide states to ensure that those in home isolation are efficiently monitored in line with the national guidelines.
He said, “This will ensure that the vulnerable categories of active cases in home isolation get the required medical help in a timely manner.”
He also said that with our past experience, ‘Test-Track-Treat-Vaccinate & Adherence to COVID Appropriate Behaviour’ along with monitoring of cases remains important for COVID-19 management.
The Union Health Minister also requested the states and UTs to adopt the hub and spoke model for tele-consultation.